Sunday, July 1, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
There are no warnings or watches for the Akron/Canton area at this time. The previous tweet was a Short Term Forecast from NWS.
NWS: THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 35 MPH AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS GREATER THAN 1 INCH.
NWS: A WIDESPREAD AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE EAST TO WEST ACROSS NORTHERN OHIO AT 20 MPH.
THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE EAST TO WEST ACROSS NORTHERN OHIO AT 20 MPH.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Summit County deputies on the scene at this hour, surrounding a house on Route 619 just past Mayfair Road. Witnesses say police have "guns drawn"; the Sheriff's office is only confirming "an incident" at this time.
Will Inman II of Akron convicted of killing wife Summer in Hocking County, could get the death penalty when sentenced.
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Sheriff's Office: Avoid the intersection of Fortuna and Interstate Parkway in Green. There are wires down and the intersection is closed.
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Monday, June 11, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
This hour, Obama to address economy and the impact of Europe's troubles. Listen LIVE on 1590 WAKR! Streaming: wakr.net
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Chagrin Falls police have cancelled the earlier Amber Alert, with the wording: "Parties located safely by Pennsylvania State Police."
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Sunday, May 27, 2012
As expected, the National Weather Service has cancelled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all Ohio counties, including the Akron area.
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Stormy weather to the north of us is weakening and moving into Pennsylvania...nothing heading in from the west at this time.
Severe weather warnings to the north/northeast of Akron/Canton have all been cancelled or have expired. Severe Thunderstorm Watch still up.
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A pop-up storm or two in central/eastern Portage County...no warnings associated with those at this time.
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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings to the north... Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Ashtabula Counties. What's popped up appears to be heading southeast.
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A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 8:00 PM: Summit, Stark, Portage, Cuyahoga and other NE Ohio counties to the east...
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Route 18, just west of the square in Medina, is CLOSED due to a fire. Fire officials say the road will be closed for several hours.
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TRAFFIC: Accident reported on 76 east near Route 261. Right lane is blocked. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It's official! Cavs Kyrie Irving is the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
Funeral services and procession set for a fallen Stow soldier. ow.ly/aQmDN
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Akron Police arrest 32 suspects in a violent crime crackdown near Copley Road in West Akron. More details to come.
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Monday, May 7, 2012
Slight error in our last onscene tweet - APS budget cut total is $18 million, not $13 million. Complete story on AkronNewsNow.com now...
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Akron school board approves $13 million in cuts proposed by Supt James
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Akron school budget recommendations: Much more later on AkronNewsNow.com
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Even if APS supt James' recommendations are approved, district needs to cut at least another $3 mill in FY2013, maybe $2 mill more (colls)
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These are final recommendations by APS Supt James, board hasn't voted on them or five year budget plan yet (latter due by 5/31).
APS staff cuts do not include early retirement so far. Incentives have boosted that, but numbers aren't yet final.
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Akron Schools superintendent comes up with $18 million in cuts, 139 teachers, 202 total staff cuts for FY2013 recommendatios
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Friday, May 4, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Indians are still in a rain delay at Progressive Field... Aeros have cancelled today's game with Altoona at Canal Park. 1:05 DH makeup Sun.
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Rain moving into the Akron/Canton area, and postponing start of Indians game (@1590WAKR). But a Freeze Watch is up late tonight, after rain.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Two lanes are now open on SR 82 - both eastbound and westbound from Brandywine Rd. to SR 8. The middle two lanes remain closed for roadway repairs.
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Westbound lanes on Rt. 82 just west of Rt. 8 is still CLOSED in Macedonia due to a water main break. Two eastbound lanes have reopened.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic's office reporting former Mayor John Ballard is dead. Ballard served 1966-80.
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Construction has CLOSED I-277 E from the Kenmore Leg to 77 for 28 days. Detour: Kenmore Leg to 76 East/77 South to 77 South to 277 west.
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Sunday, April 22, 2012
Shaw JCC officials tell AkronNewsNow.com that a funeral for Shaw will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at the JCC...much more coming on ANN.
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Jerry Shaw was chairman emeritus of Akron-based Sterling Jewelers, and Akron's Shaw Jewish Community Center is named for him.
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AkronNewsNow has confirmed that Akron businessman and community leader Jerry Shaw died Saturday at the age of 93.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
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Friday, April 6, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Federal judge rules Ohio can go ahead with April 18 execution of Portage County killer Mark Wiles.
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Traffic: 77 south exit ramp from 76 westbound is CLOSED due to a traffic crash. Suggested detour is 76 west to 277/US 224.
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TRAFFIC: Overturned Semi blocking the ramp to 77 South on 76 West. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
UPDATE: The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells AkronNewsNow that the closed section of U.S. 224 in eastern Summit County is once again open.
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There's a Frost Advisory in effect for most of Northeast Ohio, including Akron and Canton, from midnight until 9 AM Sunday...
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Authorities tell us there are no large vehicles (trucks, etc.), just cars, and no reports of any fatalities in the US 224 crash at 532.
US 224 is still closed due to a 6 car accident at Ohio 532 on Summit/Portage Co. line. East Waterloo Road can be quick alternate.
Er, we meant East Waterloo Road is separate from U.S. 224 between Neal Road and 532.
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Oh, and East Waterloo Road is separate from 532 at that point, and can get you around locally...though it's probably somewhat busy.
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U.S. 224 ACCIDENT has road closed from Ohio 532 to Neal Road. I-76 would be your obvious east/west alternate.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
First small group of showers/storms heading into Akron looks like it has weakened somewhat. Heaviest stuff still Mansfield/Ashland/Bucyrus
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Urban/small stream flood advisory for Cuyahoga County and flood advisory for Lorain County. All of us under flood watch until 11 PM...
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Spotty showers and storms approaching the Akron area at this hour. Flood warnings far off to west. Doesn't look that heavy on radar here.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Brown Street is about to be closed for one block: Lindenwood to Reed, due to the fire on Reed. Just don't go south of N. Firestone Blvd...
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Firefighters on the scene on Reed Avenue about 5 blocks from I-77. Sounds like everyone is out of the house.
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A garage fire at a home in Firestone Park is reportedly sending visible smoke to I-77 nearby...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
NCAA: Ohio State Buckeyes will meet Loyola (MD) in the East Regionals. Oh, MSU opens up their play...against Long Island, in Columbus...
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Ohio State loses Big Ten championship to Michigan State... Spartans 68, Buckeye 64...
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OSU loses to Michigan State 68-64 -- figure the NCAA won't forget the Buckeyes when those bracket drawings start falling.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Nearly final returns: Woodridge schools emergency levy, Norton Fire/EMS levy both fail, Falls schools renewal passes.
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Falls, Manchester schools up but Woodridge down by 199 with 3 precincts to go.
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Steve Barry (SC sheriff Dem winner): "I appreciate the trust and faith voters put in myself, look forward to this challenge."
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Updating County Council races: Kurt, Comunale. Congrove-Feeman and Crawford-Suboticki now too close to call with 19 precincts left total.
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Done: Sykes, Colavecchio skate to easy primary State Rep wins.
AP projects Josh Mandel as winner of Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Ohio...no surprise. Mandel vs. Sherrod Brown in Nov...
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Some Norton precincts now in...EMS/Fire levy is way too close to call.
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Summit County: Walsh, Barry, Kurt, Comunale, Congrove, Crawford with more than 50% in. http://www.akronnewsnow.com/news/local/item/25863-primary-election-the-local-results
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Note: as of yet, no non-absentee returns still in Norton.
Statewide results on US Senate race no surprise; it'll be Brown v Mandel come November.
Summit County school issues: too early, just trickling in now for Woodridge, Falls, Manchester & Norton Fire Levy.
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About half the vote counted in Summit County's primary election at this hour, and earlier trends continue to hold up.
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Some issues: Norton EMS/Fire too close to call, but only absentee ballots still in from Norton at this hour.
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Summit County sheriff (D): Still Barry over Martucci, 53-46%, about 8% of the vote in.
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Summit County Council: Ex-member Congrove leads over now-incumbent Jerry Feeman in Ward 6. Crawford, Comunale, Kurt all lead.
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ABC News says it's too early to call an Ohio Republican presidential winner, but "it's a two man race" (Romney/Santorum, obviously).
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Still waiting for Summit County's first absentee results. They're usually in around this time, so it should not be much longer.
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The AkronNewsNow election coverage team is at the ready tonight: Larry States, Amani Abraham, Aaron Coleman, Mike Ward and Matt Hartong...
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Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Springfield HS students can be picked up at Assembly of God 1551 Canton Rd. - school closed after threat, threat not credible at this point.
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Springfield High students heading home; no classes rest of the day after threat, even though deemed "not credible" at this time.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Prosecution has until March 1 to file charges against TJ Lane. He is not formally charged now, March 19 hearing on moving to adult court.
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Update on TJ Lane in Chardon shootings case - he will remain in detention. Lane tells the juvie court he understands his rights.
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Hearing now for TJ Lane in Chardon High case - lawyers given gag order talking to media, reporters asked to be responsible by judge.
Summit bomb squad clears Green High, students sent home early.
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Students at Green High School heading home after classes scrubbed on possible threat; students told to wait at Stadium for pickup or buses.
Breaking: third fatality in Chardon high school shootings.
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TRAFFIC: Accident cleared on Rt. 8 North before Graham Road.
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TRAFFIC: Rt. 21N at I-76 is cleared. In Cuyahoga Falls: Rt. 8N before Graham Road is blocked due to an accident. Avoid section if possible.
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TRAFFIC: The exit ramp on Rt. 21 North to I-76 East is now CLOSED in Norton due to a 3 car accident.
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Monday, February 27, 2012
Confirmed: one student in Chardon shootings is dead.
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TRAFFIC: All lanes are now OPEN on 71 North between Route 83 and the I-76 Interchange.
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TRAFFIC: I-71 NB, about 2 miles south of the I-76 interchange, is reduced to one lane due to a tractor trailor crash. Right lane is OPEN.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Akron superintendent David James: up to 300 layoffs IF APS have to cut $22 million from budget. Developing...
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TRAFFIC: Exit ramp CLOSED on I-480 EB at Route 82 in Twinsburg due to a car crash.
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Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
ODOT says 71 northbound to 271 open after tanker wreck; southbound still one lane but expected to clear within the hour.
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ODOT: I-271 in Medina County, near the I-71 interchange, is reduced to one lane in each direction due to a rolled over semi.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012
I-76 WESTBOUND at Ohio 43 is closed yet again due to accidents. ODOT: 43 SOUTH to 224 WEST to I-77. Expected to reopen in about two hours.
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WINTER STORM WARNING now in effect for Summit-Portage-Cuyahoga until 9 PM. Additional 2-4 inches of snow expected.
ODOT says 76 WESTBOUND is open again at 532. Traffic cameras show once-backed up traffic from there moving slowly through east Akron.
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Bath Township reports "multiple" crashes in this weather. Then again, so is everyone else.
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If you're stuck along I-76 or anywhere else and have a camera phone, feel free to post a pic...Facebook, Twitter or E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Basically, if you're thinking of going into Portage County via I-76 this afternoon, DON'T.
PLACE TO AVOID: I-76, particularly in Portage County. Brimfield PD says crashes involve "25+ vehicles". White out conditions.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Tressel wardrobe note: no vest for Akron newser but he is wearing blue jacket with yellow tie -- Zippy color scheme. 'Roo on the tie?
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Tressel at U of A: "Vice President of Strategic Engagement."
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The Vest is back! Jim Tressel back at the University of Akron, will work on administrative duties and not athletics. Newser starts at 10a.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
That was quick...a quick shot of white coating in West Akron, but the snow's headed out already. Treated roads are OK...
Be careful out there...the winds out there now in West Akron are creating some blowing snow while this is still here.
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NWS has cancelled the Wind Advisory: "...sustained winds should remain below the 31-39 mph range with most gusts below 46 mph. "
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Snowflakes are now flying at the Akron Radio Center on West Market Street...but radar shows this won't be here for long.
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Friday, January 27, 2012
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that ex-Vikings coach Brad Childress comes to the Browns as offensive coordinator...
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TRAFFIC: Rt. 30 near Alabama Avenue is now OPEN in both directions after an early morning tanker crash.
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TRAFFIC: Streetsboro - Rt. 303 CLOSED between Stone Rd. and Jefferson St. due to flooding
TRAFFIC: Stark County - Rt. 30 near Alabama Avenue is CLOSED in both directions due to a tanker crash.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
That accident on Route 8 NORTHBOUND past Perkins has been cleared...just in time for regular afternoon rush hour traffic to fill in.
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DEVELOPING: Cuyahoga Falls rec center board reconsidering family membership policy after same-sex couple flap.
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Route 8 NORTHBOUND is a near parking lot again, a crash just past the Perkins exit. You're backed up to the Central Interchange.
Good news out of CAK: Southwest Airlines announces Akron/Canton is one of 22 AirTran cities staying aboard their network....
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In Norton: The exit ramp will be CLOSED on Rt. 21 NB at Rt. 585 until noon. Crews will be cleaning up the roads.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Wadsworth high school given all clear, students back in classes. Some may have left during PD search of building.
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Wadsworth High students moved to middle school while police search building after anonymous threat. No injuries, all kids safe, dry, warm.
TRAFFIC: Norton police say Rt. 21 Northbound, north of Rt. 585 is OPEN. You can still expect delays and slick spots on the roads.
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TRAFFIC: In Norton, Route 21 Northbound CLOSED at the Dorothy overpass due to a high number of accidents. North of Rt. 585.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
FirstEnergy figures up to five thousand without power in greater Akron area after 60 mph winds blew through.
Report of a tree into a Kenmore home, on Ninth Street SW -- investigating now.
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Report: power line down Glenmount and Waterloo contributing to Firestone Park power outages. Treat power lines down as potential fatal!!!
Severe thunderstorms moving east but still leaving behind high wind damages.
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Winds take down trees S. Hawkins near Delia, also reports of tree down on Trail Ave. along Manchester. Seeing damages? @akronnewsnow
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TRAFFIC: Some traffic lights out near the intersection of Brittain Road and Tallmadge Avenue due to a power outage.
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